Today, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Sgt. William Montanez signed an Executive Order mandating that any Hoboken bar or restaurant participating in a bar crawl must require attendees to show proof of vaccination in order to enter that establishment on Saturday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Dec.19.
The vaccine mandate will be required for anyone 21 years of age and older. Individuals will be required to show they have received a full course of a CDC approved vaccine at least two weeks prior to Dec. 18.
The Office of Emergency Management will oversee compliance with the Executive Order and vaccine mandate, in order to protect the health and safety of participants and Hoboken residents. Any bar or establishment participating in a bar crawl in violation of the OEM Emergency Order may be subject to immediate closure, liquor license revocation or disciplinary suspension.
“If you’re not vaccinated, our message is simple: don’t bother participating in a bar crawl this weekend,” said Mayor Bhalla.
Additional information about the vaccine requirement:
Any additional bar or restaurant not subject to the Executive Order is encouraged by the Office of Emergency Management to institute a vaccine requirement for entry this weekend.
Bar crawl events are not provided a permit and are not a sanctioned event through the City of Hoboken.